Red

1999 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 2007 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 143

  • g-man Likes this wine: (93 points)

    August 6, 2016 - I may be understating how good this was since it was served after some extremely good aged Bordeaux's but I had been anxious to try this after many years. Clean opening and decanted for 2 hours before trying. It's still a big wine in every sense with a nose of creosote and tar with some menthol peaking through. The palate was consistent with earth and brambly fruit coming through. I would like to try this again in a couple of years and I sense this is ready to blossom into a more expressive wine having shed its baby fat.

  • AlexHop Likes this wine: (97 points)

    July 29, 2016 - Wow! Intense and still young. Dark fruit and solid tannins and a long long finish.

  • wineismylife wrote: (94 points)

    April 13, 2016 - WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Slightly subdued nose of berries, cherries and plums. Rich flavors of berries, raspberries, cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.

  • liveoak97 Likes this wine: (97 points)

    March 17, 2016 - Cork came out in crumbles. I thought this bottle may have been diminished but it was absolutely sublime. Vanilla and cake batter all day.

  • ckinv368 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    February 27, 2016 - Earthy, full of leather and white pepper. Delicious effort. Dark red fruit. Cooked red dark fruit.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/7/2003 (link)

    (Shafer, Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/2/2003 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108 (link)

    (Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Stags Leap District) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2002, IWC Issue #102 (link)

    (Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Stags Leap District) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/10/2004 (link) 89 points

    (Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select) Lovely, big, berry nose; tasty berry, vanilla, caramel palate with sweet tannins; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Hillside Select
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • UPC Code 013528400023

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,928 (67%)
  • Consumed 924 (32%)

Food Pairing

Flannery dry aged ribeye

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